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Published by Penguin Books in london .
Written in English


  • Courts and courtiers.,
  • Courtesy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTranslated and with an introd. by George Bull.
SeriesPenguin classics, L192
ContributionsBull, George Anthony.
LC ClassificationsBJ1604
The Physical Object
Pagination361 p. ;
Number of Pages361
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17155094M

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